Tuesday, January 22, 2008

elephant seals

I think in the last post I bragged a little about our great California weather in January. Today as I write it is pouring rain and will rain for the rest of the week. Oh well. On Sunday we experienced howling wind as we observed the elephant seals on the San Simeon coast. The elephant seals are just that, giant seals that have elephant faces (although, no giant ears). These beasts beach themselves on the coast to have babies, mate, and die for a few months every year. For some reason we all go watch. The wind howls, the kids complain, the seals stink... it's a lot of fun! I think the best part for the kids is riding over to the coast with their friends (try figuring out seating configurations for 10 kids....). To warm up we headed over to Main Street Grill in Cambria for giant baskets of seasoned fries and Darren could finally see a little of the playoff games. Here's Jason with his buddy, Sidney, the kids all bundled up for seal watching and the seals, lazily taking over the beach.

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